Poor Akiko Morigami. She hits beautiful double-handed drives and can pull off tricky drop shots when her opponent least expects it, or an inside out double handed forehand drive.... so attractive to watch. When faced with powerfull players such as Capriati and Sharapova she really holds her ground!
What a contrast to the gritty and dinky play from the tenacious Nicole Pratt.
Pratt slices the ball into the air, landing it inches from the baseline.... then jabs at a forehand.... appearing to mis-hit it.... but no, she's not mishitting it.... this rather unattractive and spitefull style of tennis is her game!
Grunting and scampering from side to side of the court like a little rat, relentlessly popping each ball back into the court.
This is awful to watch for a fan who appreciates the women on tour who are willing to take SOME sort of risk in their game and actually hit some winners.
Pratt specializes in tiring out her opponent... wearing them down. Truly depressing to watch.
In any case... Morigami would have prooved much more of a match for the powerfull Vera Zvonareva.
Instead i am going to see Pratt Hit off the court like she was in Sydney!